Starting in early December, about 19,000 school districts will have the chance to order free rapid COVID tests from the federal stockpile for their students, staff and others in the community.
As public health officials gain information about COVID-19 and its effects, they say compelling data show vaccination can help prevent both serious illness and long COVID.
The neurological symptoms of COVID can persist for years after an infection. Scientists are just beginning to understand why.
The study published this month in the journal Cell suggests treating long COVID with antidepressants such as Prozac and other medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) may help people recover faster.
Kinks in access to the new COVID-19 vaccine are nationwide. Rural areas will likely feel the brunt.
Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó and American immunologist Drew Weissman found that a chemical change to genetic code called mRNA eliminated a problematic side effect when used in vaccines.
Kenyan-British artist Michael Armitage painted Curfew after a violent flare-up in Mombasa, Kenya, during the early days of the pandemic. One art critic calls it a "modern masterpiece."
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers at hundreds of U.S. facilities could go on strike for three days starting Wednesday, in the largest health care strike in the county's history.
This week on Georgia in Play, host Leah Fleming brings experts from around the state to discuss health — body, mind and soul.
People will be able to go to COVIDTests.gov and get four free tests per household, starting next week. The Biden administration says it is trying to prepare for the fall and winter COVID season.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Robert Wachter about the latest round of FDA-approved COVID-19 boosters and how people should think about the coronavirus and its risk.
A panel of doctors and scientists advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend that people 6 months of age and older get new COVID boosters this fall.
While there’s been an uptick of COVID-19 cases heading into the fall, help is on the way, Dr. Mandy Cohen, the new director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday.
The president tested negative again today for the virus the White House said, the day after the first lady tested positive. The White House says he'll wear a mask indoors when he's around others.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is set to travel to China at a time when U.S. executives and investors are facing increasing uncertainty and risk doing business there.